Wednesday, August 3, 2011

William Webb Ellis

From 1750, Rugby school played football where handling of the ball was permitted, however they were not allowed to run with it. There was no fixed limit of players, any number of players were allowed to play on the field, even hundreds. This caused major injuries.

William Webb Ellis ran with the ball in 1823. And by 1845 the first set of rules were written for the new game.

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